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>> and now, "bbc world news." >> at least three german citizens were killed in northwest pakistan. it is that the campaign trail as brazil's leading presidential hopefuls to prepare for around two of the elections. welcome to bbc world news. coming up later, a movie lovers dream in baghdad, how i knew some amount as a painter -- night iraq's passion for the big screen. your every drains -- -- how a new cinema is about to revamp
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iraq's pasterpassion for the big train. officials in pakistan say at least eight militants have been killed in a missile strike in the northwest of the country. reports say at least three of them were a german nationals of middle eastern origin. the men were suspected of being members of al qaeda. it is the latest in a series of attacks in the area in recent weeks. our berlin correspondent has been exploring the link with germany. >> we are piecing together the best. a dozen people vanished from around a mosque in hamburg. that was last year in 2009. one of them was picked up in afghanistan in july. since then, there have been some
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reports of briefings saying that this person is giving them important information. if you move forward in this timeline, three days ago, you have the american authorities warning of a serious threat of an attack in paris, london, or berlin. today, the german interior minister said he was not so concerned or implied he was not so concerned about an imminent threat. they have the reports from pakistan of german citizens killed in the drone attack. putting the pieces together, you can infer -- obviously without great certainty -- that one of these people from this mosque in hamburg picked up information which were rated the authorities, particularly the american authorities, and then there was the drone strike that killed the other people. we have not had any great reaction from the german authorities or the american authorities over whether the threat has now been lessened.
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but that is the patent -- the pattern of events and the timeline of it all. >> nato's vital supply line through pakistan is facing a threat of more tax. the televisiotaliban say they wk again today. at least three people were killed on the assault -- in the assault on the tanker depot in neighboring afghanistan. >> more nato tankers are going up in flames. police say about tendon and struck undercover darkness, spraying the field tankers and other drivers with automatic weapons. after doing all this, the gunman calmly walked away, according to witnesses. this was the scene in daylight. the taliban say they carried out this attack.
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survivors say it was merciless. >> i was asleep on top of my truck and saw a gunman. he shouted "got his great" and certify ring. as i ran away, i was fired at. >> this obvious target had no protection. there was no one to stop the taliban who came to torch the depot. you can see what the and tend -- what they have done here. there was a warning from police two days ago. there were told not to stay with their vehicles overnight, but they were not offer any protection. these trucks are checked really by militants. but now they are a particularly easy target. they have been stranded since last week won pakistan closed the path to nato convoys. that followed a nato air strike near the afghan border which
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killed three pakistani troops. a local tv channel claims a this is footage of the attack, which provoked widespread anger. nato has been paying the price with a loss of access to a lifeline. vitally needed supplies are trapped. there is no surprise then that nato's secretary general spoke with pakistan's foreign general. he said -- foreign minister. he said he regretted the attack. >> i expressed my hope that the border would be open for supplies as soon as possible. the foreign minister committed work on that for which i am very grateful. >> the expectation is that the trucks could be allowed through soon. but nato has been reminded, forcefully, that it needs pakistan's good will. >> brazil has to wait a little
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bit longer to find out who will be the country's next head of state. president lula had chosen the former marxist guerrilla to succeed him. but it is a close race. >> president lula's popularity was not enough to anoint his successor. they will have to face a surprise second round. they could have the first woman president of rizo. >> we are very well positioned to do -- of brazil. >> we're very well positioned to do a good job. we have a dialogue with the citizens and social movements. >> only one week ago, it seemed almost certain that she would have an outright first-round
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win. but she has lost a lot of ground over the last few days of campaigning after corruption charges emerged against a former aide of hers in blood the silva cabinet.'sla >> his support and populate very -- his support and popularity and legacy, that can all be put on the table right now. >> with brazil's economic growth, it will not be easy for the opposition to win this sixth election simply by criticizing government.a's
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>> it was a disappointment for the workers party that their candidate could not secure a first-round win despite the enormous popularity of president lula's government. there is another way to go before the second round. that is rather a long time and the political dies could yet turn. -- political dice could yet turn. >> statements comparing the koran with hitler's "mind kampf " are on trial.
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hisses -- he says his mission is to stop the islamification of the netherlands. >> i believe that the netherlands and many parts of europe are not identity, a culture based on christianity, ditwo days and, not islam. -- chris jenner, and today is some -- christianity, judaism, not islam. >> at least two people were killed when a sludge reservoir burst at an aluminum factory in western hungary today. over 100 million cubic meters
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flooded homes. it is a >> product in the production of -- is a waste product in the production of aluminum. a vatican official has criticized the awarding of this year's nobel prize for medicine to a scientist whose work on human infertility has led to the creation of test tube babies. he said it disregarded the destruction of human embryos. dr. robert edwards has helped millions of couples become parents. [] b crying >> -- [baby crying] >> she was the first test-tube baby. headlines described her birth as a miracle. speaking to years ago, professor edwards described the media frenzy at the time. >> it was all over bristol in
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england, secretly. the has been hit the mother in his car and drove around to his mother's car appeared >> tonight, louise brown said she is delighted for dr. edward, who has been more than a doctor to repair >> needless to say -- dr. to her. >> needless to say, i am very pleased. i know that he is not very well at the moment. >> this is where professor edwards used to work. the lowborn trees were different in his -- the laboratories were different in his day. it took 20 years of painstaking research to turn this simple idea into reality. >> it is tremendously important
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because, but for the first test tube was taken, there was no real treatment for infertile couples. it was a taboo subject the people did not talk about, that they kept secret if they have problems. >> in 1983, the walton sextuplets were born. over the years, it has become a safe and reliable technique. tonight, the vatican, which has always objected to the creation and discarding of human embryos by scientists, has criticizing the awarding of the nobel prize to professor edwards. the 4 million ibf children born since louis brown are living testimony of the value of his work. >> still to come, deep in the kids, china claims and a deep in
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the caves, china plans they show -- deep in the caves, china claims they show global change. >> the two faces of africa, a booming shopping mall in south africa and fighting in somalia. but where political stability and human rights are also on the retreat. the index measures of economic and human development factors. this year, as the previous years, the top three performers are botswana and -- the one with the lowest scores are somalia, chad, and the
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republic of congo. nigeria never fails to disappoint. this year's celebrations of 50 years of independence. madagascar are has plummeted in the rankings in just one year after a coup which scared off tourists and foreign investors. it left an economy in tatters, with higher unemployment and malnutrition for the poorest children. >> i am sure you are aware the number of -- we see some playing around with the constitution and extended terms. there are issues. >> more encouraging is kenya. its ranking would have improved since the index was compiled.
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>> your with bbc world news. this is the top story this hour. eight islamist militants were reportedly killed in a missile strike by an american pirone. three are understood to be german nationals. -- an american drone. three are understood to be german nationals. china says it wants to show the international community that is taking climate change seriously. scientists have been analyzing data that shows that man-made global warming is having a significant effect on its weather. the evidence was gathered in caves on the age of the beijing province. -- on the edge of the beijing
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province. >> getting ready to go back in time, we are heading to a case containing a record of china's monsoon rains over thousands of years. entering the clement cave is relatively simple. -- the climate cave is relatively simple then there is a sheer drop. backwards in the dark. we have made it into a mighty cavern. here's what we have come for, of the stalactites and stalagmites, created by water dripping in through the roof of the cave from the surface above. each trip leaves a film of mineral, each drip playing a tiny part of china's climate.
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scientists debate the stalagmites through traces of uranium. >> you can see the growth. >> it is like rings on a tree almost. >> correct. >> we take a specimen for analysis. the type of oxygen in the still i must tell scientists about the monsoon rains which are so vital for chinese agriculture. researchers compared them with ice core records from greenland. therefore, they were relative. but recently, china's monsoon has been weak. >> for thousands of years, the
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record had been consistent. for the past 50 years, the trend has completely changed. this is probably due to global warming. >> it is not certain, but it seems that our pollution may even have started to slyly changed the stalagmites inside this cave. that is an extraordinary thought. china's politicians hear the message and they are trying to curb their growth in greenhouse gases. scientists wish that all nations would try a bit harder at the climate talks this week. >> getting used to making friends on facebook and the like, now there is a new way to make friends. that marketing strategy is not risk-free. >> good morning.
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fabulous, how are you? >> me and man with more than feet -- than 40 million mates. they are friends of his company, starbucks. the coffee chain uses the social network to discuss its services, debate what flavors it should offer, and generally hang out on the web. >> over the last 10 years, there has been an erosion if trust -- of trust with big institutions. they have to engage in a conversation with their customers and the conversation has to be two-way. >> companies like starbucks are convinced that the likes of facebook, twitter, and youtube have created a whole new way to engage with customers. but when the day -- but when things go wrong, other customers are good at using the is resources.
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the leak of -- the tragedy of the deep water horizon spread more quickly on the internet than the oil did on the water. what they created was a disaster. >> there was a second disaster, and social disaster. why? because they appeared tone deaf. >> what are they really learning about our business that they could not learn better? they are looking at the business itself rather than looking at what he blacksmithing about it. >> starbucks believes that -- what they think about it. >> starbucks believes that they play the part. >> baghdad used to be full of
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cinemas. but years of conflict has nearly killed off this once-thriving industry. now a new sort of cinema has opened up, one they hope will tempt people back to the movie theaters. >> it called itself a the 4d cinema. it is a totally new experience. it is pretty exciting, too. state of the art seats jolt and shape along with the action. there is even wind and bubbles to transport you into the fourth dimension. what is really unusual about this scene is not the 3 d glasses or the high-tech gadgetry. what is unusual is seeing families at the cinema. >> the cinema had become so awful that families never think
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of going anymore. we hope that families will come to the cinema. it is a safe and clean place. >> it is not that people here do not like movies. at baghdad's thieves market, they do a brisk trade in film. how much is this? >> $1. >> this has killed off somewhat in iraq. it is the rise of the town. dvd. since the invasion, -- of the pirate dvd. since the invasion, it went down. people preferred to take their entertainment into the relative safety of their own homes. if you picture houses that are still running almost exclusively show pornography. he is a filmmaker.
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he used to visit the cinema back in the 1970's and the 1980's. now the place is falling apart. the government does not care. it is interested in religion, not culture. >> everything is in the wrong hands. it is a normal result. >> this cinema has been open for more than 70 years. the men who run it today say that it breaks their heart to see it in such a state. oddly, the projectionist, still clings to the old days. they have a beautiful hall here and some great odd fellows. but they do not have an audience. films.at oldd
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but they do not have an audience. >> colin montgomery beat the u.s. side by 14.5 points to a 13.5 points. it was one of the closest finishes in the ryder cup. it all came down to the final singles match. >> it always promised to be a nail-biting day. lee westwood started out for europe. europe needed their big names to come to the fore. ian poulter showed once again that he is the man for the big ryder cup occasion. tiger woods at last brought his eighth game to this year's event as -- his a game to this year's event. everything came down to the last match.
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it was graeme mcdowell against hunter man. they kept the pressure for days on to maeme. the ryder cup was back in european hands. >> the 33 miners trapped for two months in chile might be rescued as early as this coming weekend. the head of one of the drilling operations had 01 hundred 60 meters left to go before it reaches the men. -- had 160 meters left to go before it reaches the men. they have to line the rescue tunnel with metal casing. that could take several days. you can find the story and much more on our website, bbc.com /news. you can also see what we are via our facebook
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